Tag Archives: Thoughts

I will not let you sleep

And for Humor…

When it comes to services industry nothing can beat south-east Asia. People there take services delivery experience to a complete different level. As grandeur as t may sound sometimes it becomes a cause of annoyance.

You don’t agree? 😊 Let me narrate an incidence to prove my point.😊

When I travel to India I always enter India through Delhi. This is regardless of my final destination.

During one such trip, I followed my usual routine. I landed in Delhi at around 10:00 PM. By the time I reached my brother’s home, it was almost midnight. We had a lot to catch up and before I realized it was time for me to go back to the airport, for I had an early morning flight to Chennai.

Though I sleep badly on plane, this time I forced myself to get some rest, for I was going to the office directly from the airport. Tiredness coupled with the looming day in front succeeded in putting me into a deep slumber.

An hour into the flight I felt a gentle nudge but it didn’t succeed to break my repose. The gentle nudge was followed by a deviant push. I woke up in shock only to find a smiling petite air hostess questioning, “what would you like to have sir. Veg or nonveg?”

though I was frustrated I avoided to give any curt response. Instead I forced a smile and politely mentioned I would prefer to sleep.

I struggled for some time but somehow got back into sleep mode again. I was woken again. This time by a flight attendant quizzing me why I am not eating. I smiled and said, “like the seat belt indicator, you should also have a do not disturb button.”

He failed to get my sarcasm and responded back stating he will get me a suggestion form. 😂

In the US, if you are asleep on a plane, no one will wake you. In India I felt my mother was traveling with me, concerned about my lost appetite.🤗👨‍🍳

Regardless of my not so pleasant experience, no one can beat the South Asian travel industry service quotient. I would still happily give them 10/10.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

And Then You Smiled

And when you smile
through those doe shaped eyes,
and when those gentle crevices
forms on your sun kissed visage,
all my ostensible anger,
the long standing apprehensions,
and the tall fortified walls
I had built over time
dissolves in a trice
and I stand there profound and agape
drenched in your beauty
lost in your love

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The Obscure Moon

Sparkling shine from the distant moon
transcended her shadow
from a faraway place
reflecting her vivid glow
in the pristine water on a distant lake

And the gentle ripples on the waterbed
quietly oscillated her deviant visage
and slowly it unveiled
much artistry submerged in her vicious chimes
exposing her aberrant smiles
the mystic shades, one at a time

More he tried to decipher
further convoluted it became
robbing away his transient peace
snatching away his balance and rhythm

And as he stretched his hands
to confirm whether she was for real
the moon hid behind the grays
leaving his anxious soul
in an absolute dismay

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Thank You

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Hope can never be Defeated

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Filter the Signal from the Noise

I know it is hard,
but just for once give it an honest try,
I am sure you can practice it to perfection,
and when you will,
the world would appear much nicer,
people will be more kind,
and life will be much happier
then you can ever imagine

And for such bliss
all you have to do is
sift the goodness from all the evil things you invariably see,
like a physicist filtering the signal from the noise,
you focus in the beauty people possess,
and when you make such thoughts to rule
the evil becomes trivial, insignificant and minuscule

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Window to Soul

I stared deep into the mirror
trying to read my soul through my eyes’ reflection,
unaware that the mirror was an illusion
and naive enough to understand
that soul was not to read
but to feel,
often with closed eyes

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Life Lessons

I am traveling today for another day trip to LA. On my way to the airport I met this interesting man Richard. Rich, as he liked him to be addressed, drives Lyft ride share as a part-time hobby. Upon my chit-chat with him, I learned a few interesting things. The writer in me thought it might very well qualify for a travelogue 😄

He was in his late sixties. His charming personality made those wrinkles on his face appear insignificant. He loved to talk and was very friendly. Upon my enquiring, I found his main business was real estate. He had 3 properties by the shorelines, which he rent out to vacation seekers through the year. Some of the best beaches I have seen are by the jersey shorelines( a post for a later time 🏖😊). if you love the weather channel ⛈🌊 or were in the northeastern US in 2012, you will sure remember Sandy. It was a category 3 storm with wind speed of 115 mph and costed US about 68.7 billion dollars, fourth largest in the US history.

I was in NJ during that time, and it wasn’t pretty. Though I was about 50 miles inland, the surging wind roar was something I would never forget. I was lucky enough not to lose power and hosted my friends who were a little unfortunate.

I recalled shorelines were hit the worst. The houses were uprooted, cars floated in abundance and it was mayhem all around. So, out of curiosity, I asked whether he faced any trouble during Sandy? It seemed one of his house was by the waters, and during the storm it completely washed away. But here is what I learned – despite having flood insurance the maximum anyone got paid was 250k. Not a penny was paid to those who didn’t have flood insurance. I never knew flood insurance had limits 🤔. His house was a condominium so he fortunately was covered. I had not taken flood insurance for my houses 😱. His advice was no matter where we are located, we should always take flood insurance. Something I need to do when I am back from this trip.

Then we spoke about our families. He grew up in Brooklyn. If NY fascinates you, you must have heard about this place. Brooklyn is one of the most populous boroughs of NY city. B-Boying dance form was invented here. Brooklyn was known for crime in the past and he shared his experience of growing up in the area. He had one daughter, who incidentally lived a few miles away from where I resided. He then mentioned a very interesting thought. In the search of the most perfect husband, his daughter was still a bachelorette. I understood it was the father’s version and his daughter may have a different perspective. However, his words hit me hard, for most of us let go of the moments, people and sometimes love in search of the perfect universe.

The drive was uneventful and I reached the airport on time. With an advice to act upon and a lesson to ponder I am ready to spend my next 6 hours of flight time

Thanks for reading.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Your Share Of Relief

Don’t let the hint of love
and the essence of ecstasy
recede inside the boundaries
of your reluctant heart

Convoluted with thoughts of getting judged
or the fear of getting misunderstood
don’t curtail those emotions
that you hold deep in your defiant eyes

Let them flow
let them reach the heart where it belongs
and even if you fail to get what you wished
you will for sure get your share of relief

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Tend The Soul

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Shantanu Baruah and ckonfab.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.